Updated: April 2019

My kitten, Juniper, likes naps too.

Study & Work

I’m currently studying design at Victoria University of Wellington, with the aim of moving into book design and children’s book illustration.

I work as a marketing assistant for an electrical firm, and I also work at Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, a small Victorian-era museum, the birthplace of one of NZ’s most famous writers.

I finished my BA in anthropology in 2017 and went straight into architecture in 2018. Architecture wasn’t the right path for me (so I switched to design this year) but it taught me how to communicate visually instead of always relying on wordy words.

Comics

Last year I finally realised I didn’t have to be good at art to do comics, and I also realised I enjoy drawing. So I now make comics for fun.

Current projects

Some of the projects I’m working on in my spare time (hahaha) are: a graphic memoir, an illustrated history of Wellington, and a couple of children’s picture books (words and illustrations).

General life

My days are filled with writing, drawing, reading, parenting, housework, and pub quiz every Thursday night. My mental health is pretty good these days, and I’m content. My son recently turned nine, so I am more careful these days what I write about him. (He checks the comics that feature him before I put them online.) I could do with a bit more sleep.

(What is a “Now” page?)